Manicure is not an easy task, especially when you choose to do it on your own. In order to make the process easier, celebrity manicurist Carla Kay shares five tips for nailing the perfect manicure.
Don’t cut all of your cuticles: The cuticle protects your nails from infection. Trim the little pieces that are visibly hanging out. Then take a small amount of alcohol and swipe it on the nail bed so the natural oils from your nails are gone and you get a clean base. (Read: Tips for healthy nails)
Try dry manicures: Lotion and oil on hands can interfere with smooth application and also expand nail bed. Besides, it takes time to dry out so give them a skip.
Apply your base: Apply a good base which has keratin as the main ingredient. It helps with weak nails or cracks. This is your first coat which is going to penetrate through your nails to make them stronger. It will bond with the colour you apply.